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United Kingdom's Oscar Submission FOR Best Foreign Language Film 2019
Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.

  • Director: Rungano Nyoni
  • Country: UK | France | Germany
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year:
  • Run Time: 01:33:00
  • imdb Score: 6.8/10 (1,477 votes)
  • Language: English | Nyanja
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda
"A remarkable, strange and politically potent first film."
Michael O'Sullivan - WASHINGTON POST

"Nyoni is clearly confident in her vision and the story she wants to tell, and in her capable hands, the result is spellbinding."
Katie Rife - AV CLUB

"Nyoni, working in English and the local language of Nyanja, has an unforced way of dealing with themes like exploitation, oppression and superstition, showing how easy it can be for nonsense to pass itself off as sense."
Kenneth Turan - LOS ANGELES TIMES

AWARDS

Uited Kindom's Oscar Submission 2019
for Best Foreign Language Film

Stockholm Film Festival 2017
Best Directorial Debut

BAFTA Awards 2018
Outstanding Debut

British Independent Film Awards 2017
Best Director and Producer

Mumbai Film Festival 2017
Special Mention

Sarasota Film Festival 2018
Best Narrative

Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018
Best Narrative Feature

Titanic Int'l Film Festival 2018
Best Director

Vues d'Afrique Film Festival 2018
Best Film

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2018
Best Director

Cyprus Film Days Int'l Festival 2018
Best Film and Director

Africa Int'l Film Festival 2017
Best Film

Adelaide Film Festival 2017
Best Film

FESTIVALS

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2017

Busan Int'l Film Festival 2017

Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival 2017

New Zealand Int'l Film Festival 2017

Melbourne Int'l Film Festival 2017

Munich Int'l Film Festival 2017

Jerusalem Film Festival 2017

Bergen Int'l Film Festival 2017

Festival du film indépendant de Bordeaux 2017

Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2018

Athena Film Festival 2018

and more...